Near-field radiative heat transfer and van der Waals friction between closely spaced graphene and amorphous SiO$_2$

@article{Volokitin2010NearfieldRH,
  title={Near-field radiative heat transfer and van der Waals friction between closely spaced graphene and amorphous SiO\$\_2\$},
  author={Aleksandr Ivanovich Volokitin and B. N. J. Persson},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
  year={2010}
}
We study the radiative heat transfer and the van der Waals friction between graphene and an amorphous SiO$_2$ substrate. We study the surface phonon-polaritons contribution to the low-field mobility as a function of temperature and of carrier density. We find that the electric current saturate at a high electric field, in agreement with experiment. The saturation current depends weakly on the temperature, which we attribute to the "quantum" friction between the graphene carriers and the… 

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